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News Archive 6

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11th Sep

Rick Wakeman - Crewe - September 28th

I think that the headline says it all but we've been asked by one of our favourite venues to advertise this show booked at late notice by the wonderful Rick Wakeman.

11th Sep

Birkenhead Show Cancelled By Promoter

Due to circumstances beyond Fragile's control, the date at Iron Door on 11th of October has regrettably been cancelled. In a development similar to that which caused the cancellation of last year's date at the same venue, the venue management have pulled the scheduled appearance at late notice. Once again the band apologise to Yesfans on Merseyside for any disappointment this repeat cancellation may cause. However, the band are already looking for an alternative date and venue, and hope to finally gig in the Liverpool area early in 2002.

5th Aug

Site Updates

For all those of you who have been impressed with Gonzalo's keyboard playing we have updated The Page About Gonzalo including some new pictures and details of his recent exploits outside of the band. In addition the reviews have been flooding in!! Thanks to everyone who has sent them in; Andy Thomas for his review of the Bristol show, Sue Neville, Richard Maida and Lizzie for their reviews of Southampton, and of course David Watkinson for his report from Biggin Hill.

18th July

Burbage Festival Appearance Cancelled

Unfortunately the planned appearance by Fragile at the Burbage Festival on 8th September has been cancelled due to planning and logistical difficulties. Paul Chandler, who was responsible for bringing Rick Wakeman to Marlborough last year, had hoped to make Fragile's appearance the centrepiece of the annual event. However, business commitments mean that Paul has regretably had to direct his energies elsewhere for the remainder of this year. Nonetheless, Fragile and Paul remain confident of working together in the near future, and watch this space for further developments!

18th July

Fragile Sponsorship Deal Announced

Fragile are pleased to announce a sponsorship deal with Electro-Tech Colour Ltd (ETC). ETC are the UK's Leading Specialist Exhibition and Display Company, and this sponsorship deal will enable Fragile to deliver an enhanced visual experience at their gigs beginning later this year. ETC will assist Fragile in realising a stage presentation sympathetic to the pioneering work of the Dean brothers, and support the band in its marketing and merchandising.

Speaking about the deal Steve Carney said "its been an aspiration for sometime to improve the quality of the live experience for people coming to our gigs. The link up with ETC will mean we can reach our goal of faithfully representing Yes music not only in terms of the aural experience, but also the visuals. We have been looking for the right deal which met our needs, and its all the better because Neil Fraser of ETC and associate Ray Ellis are big time Yes fans. Neil and Ray understand what we are trying to do and are keen to help make it happen. From our perspective its great that we can increase awareness of ETC's fabulous services, and help Neil and Ray with their charity activities. Its great timing with the debut theatre date with Bullet on the horizon, and the Fragile family just seems to grow!"

18th July

Tring ETC, ETC, ETC!

The first fruit of the new sponsorship deal with ETC has been announced in the form of a very special appearance by Fragile on 9 November 2001 in Tring. Fragile will be playing a charity fund raiser in aid of the Tring Tornadoes JSC, who are also sponsored by ETC. The venue will be the Frances Elizabeth Crystal Rooms, 58-60 High Street, Tring, Herts, and the gig is being promoted as "An Unforgettable Evening of Progressive Nostalgia". Fragile are pleased to be involved in their first ever charity fund raising event, and the gig will see the UK debut of the band's new stage show courtesy of ETC.

Tickets will initially be restricted to local people through the Tring Tornadoes Fund Raising Committee, but a limited number will subsequently become available for purchase by nationally. Ticket price will be £7.50, and information about availability can be got from Donna Fraser on 01442 824989.

18th July

Helsinki Warm Up?

Fragile are exploring the possibility of a low key warm up date in the UK for their imminent appearance at the Tavastia Klubbi, Helsinki, on 17th August 2001. No details are available as yet, but watch this space for further news.

18th July

Rick Wakeup!

Strange things happen in Fragile land, and Steve recently visited Heathrow Airport to pick up an American friend. At 9.00am on a Sunday morning you don't expect to bump into anyone of significance, so it was with some surprise and delight that Steve came across Rick waiting for a flight to Canada. A bigger surprise was that Rick remembered Fragile from their meeting in Marlborough last year, and that members of Rick's roadcrew had recently seen the band in action and given Fragile a big thumbs-up. Steve spent an enjoyable 15 minutes in Rick's company, and wished him well for his "Journey" dates in Canada. Steve also saw Ilie Nastase at the airport, but somehow it didn't carry quite the same importance!

5th July

Loads of reviews and pictures

In a mass update we now have reviews of the shows in Bristol, Dudley and another addition to the reviews of St Albans! The Bristol review also includes some great photos of the band in action! Thanks to everyone who has sent reviews / e-mails and to Ian Nichols for the photos! And there's more to come with a set of photos taken by none other than Jon's mum - here soon!

21st June

Return to St Albans!

Following their sucessful recent show at The Horn in St Albans Fragile are delighted to announce a return date later this year. The band will make their second appearance at the venue on November 15th.

14th June

Stourbridge Off!

Due to contractual difficulties beyond our control, Fragile have had to withdraw from their scheduled appearance at the Rock Cafe 2000 in Stourbridge on Friday July 20th. However, the good news for Yes fans in the West Midlands is that Fragile make their first appearance of the year at the Robin in Dudley on Friday June 22nd. This gig will be the first of two exclusive performances at the Robin during 2001 (the return date is slated for Friday November 2nd). Fragile welcome all Midlands based Yes fans to the Robin, a venue that has become a much loved an established haunt for the band on their travels around the UK.

30th May

Chesterfield Show!

It has been a long-term aim of Fragile to break into doing theatre venues with better quality shows and higher production values. The band have teamed up with Bullet Management for the first of what we hope will be a number of such shows at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on November 29th. It should be the biggest Fragile show to date! Full details will appear on the gigs page.

27th May

St Albans Reviewed

We now have some reviews from the latest show on "Going for 2001" which was at The Horn Reborn in St Albans including one by Pam Bay of the Steve Howe Appreciation Society. To read the reviews click here.

16th May

Bristol - No Invisible Touch but 2.5 hours of Fragile!

Due to logistical difficulties, Invisible Touch have regrettably had to withdraw from their scheduled appearance with Fragile at the Fleece & Firkin, Bristol, on Saturday 16th June 2001. The problems in presenting two major progressive tribute acts has proven more difficult than envisaged, and the length of the bands respective sets was the key difficulty.

Arrangements at the venue could not accommodate both acts without substantially reducing their performance times. Invisible Touch felt that the proposed set length of one hour could not do justice to their show, and Fragile shared similar concerns.

Whilst this development is a disappointment, it does now enable devotees of progressive rock in the West of England the opportunity to see the full two and a half hour Fragile show for the very first time. Recent reviews of the "Going For 2001 Tour" have acclaimed the band's performances, and Fragile are delighted to be finally bringing the show to Bristol.

15th May

Gypsies Of Different Times?

Fragile have once again appeared in print! This time the magazine is "Gypsies Of Different Times" a classic rock magazine produced by Gypsymusic in the US. Fragile and their CD are featured in the Spring 2001 issue. Click here for more details.

15th May

New gig in Colchester

The tour just keeps on growing and growing! We're delighted to announce that Fragile are now able to confirm their date in Colchester at The Twist. They will appear there on October 12th.

14th May

New gigs in Birkenhead and Bolton!

The "Going for 2001" tour has been extended once more and Fragile will break new ground in both Bolton and Birkenhead. The Iron Door will host the band on October 11th - those who remember "Roundabout 2000" will doubtless be relieved to know that they have resolved their licensing problems! On the 26th October the band will head to Bolton and "The Moses Gate". Full details will appear on our gigs page as they become available.

10th May

New ways to order the Fragile CD!

It's never been easier to order "Live at the Half Moon". We have teamed up with the guys at UKRockNet to bring you secure online ordering by credit and debit cards. In addition Timelapse Records now also stock the CD and you can use them to buy via telephone or FAX if you don't wish to use Internet ordering. So, don't delay, head straight to the live CD page and get your copy today :-) You can still order by post or PayPal too of course.

7th May

New Reviews and Pictures

We have added some new reviews and pictures to the website recently. Firstly Pierre Romainville has once again sent us a review (in French and our english translation) of the recent Verviers show with a number of great pictures. Fred Loridant has also sent us a link to his great rock photos site "A Flower?" which includes several pictures of the show. We also have a review of the Crewe show by Martin Farmer.

02nd May

Burbage Festival Appearance

Fragile will play at the Burbage festival on September 8th promoted by Paul Chandler, the man behind the recent Rick Wakeman shows in Marlborough including the live DVD recording. The event will take place at the Burbage And Easton Royal Sports Club and may possibly be extended to be a themed Yes event. Full details of this exciting addition to the "Going for 2001" schedule will be forthcoming as soon as we have them.

For older news stories see the News Archive 5.

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